PATCO to refurbish ‘legacy’ cars

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PHILADELPHIA — The Delaware River Port Authority’s PATCO Speedline, a 14-mile rapid transit route connecting Philadelphia with Camden County, N.J. - is refurbishing its final “legacy” cars, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The cars are unique in that they still had “railfan” seats, a spot right next to the operator where passengers could get a front row seat to the tracks ahead. The front seat has been closed off on many other subway and rapid transit system because of security and safety concerns and the same will happen when the PATCO cars return to service. The last four such PATCO legacy cars made their final runs June 9 before being refurbished.

“This is a big part of our history,” John Rink, PATCO’s general manager, tells the Inquirer. “It’s an important time in our history as we close one chapter and move on to the next.”

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